House of Lords Journal Volume 21
April 1720

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 21: April 1720', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21: 1718-1721 (1767-1830), pp. 287-313. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=113436 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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April 1720

DIE Veneris, 1o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Wharton.
March. Annandale.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Orkney.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Ellis versus Whinery.

Whereas Monday next was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein John Ellis Esquire is Appellant, and John Whinery Respondent:

The House being this Day moved, by the Consent of both Parties (the Respondent's Papers being not yet come from Ireland, "That the Hearing thereof may be put off a few Days:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Ninth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock.

Harrison versus Dormer.

The House being informed, "That a Person attended at the Door, and desired to prove Copies of the Records and Proceedings to be made Use of on hearing the Appeal of Thomas Harrison Esquire, depending in this House, to which Robert Dormer Esquire and others are Respondents:"

Whereupon John Harrington was called in:

And delivered, at the Bar, the Copies of the said Records and Proceedings; which he attested, upon Oath, to be true Copies; he having examined them with the Originals, in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland.

And withdrew.

Fairholm versus Sir W. Cockburn and Sir G. Hamilton.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Fairholm Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Cockburn and Sir George Hamilton are Respondents:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Second Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Preston et al. versus L. Ferrard.

The House being also moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherin Mary Preston Widow and others are Appellants, and Henry Lord Ferrard is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Fourth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Motion for Standing Orderstelating to Appeals to be considered.

Whereas To-morrow was appointed, for taking into Consideration the several Motions made on Tuesday last, for making several Resolutions and an Order, relating to Appeals and Answers, Standing Orders of this House:

It is Ordered, That the said Motions be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next; and the Lords to be summoned.

E. Loudoun's Answer to Farguhar's Appeal.

This Day the Answer of Hugh Earl of Loudoun, to the Appeal of James Farguhar of Gillmillscroft Esquire, was brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, quartum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

Die Jovis, 16o Junii, 1720, hitherto examined by us,

Clarendon.
Rochester.
Say & Seale.
A. Menev.
Joh. Petriburg.
Hu. Bristol.

DIE Lunæ, 4o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow & Monmouth.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Castleton.
Viscount St. John.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

South Sea Company to redeem Annuities, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the South Sea Company to increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by redeeming such public Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned; and for raising Money, to be applied for lessening several of the public Debts and Incumbrances; and for calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncanceled, and for making forth new Bills in Lieu thereof, to be circulated and exchanged, upon Demand, at or near the Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

And Ordered, To be read a Second Time To-morrow; and the Lords to be summoned.

River Weaver navigable, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time:

And Ordered, To be read a Second Time on Tuesday the Twelfth Instant.

Message from H. C. to return John Backer's Nat. Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Mathew Decker and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing John Backer;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.

Farguhar versus E. Loudoun.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein James Farguhar Esquire is Appellant, and Hugh Earl of Loudoun Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Tuesday the Nineteenth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock.

Stanhope versus Sir J. Toppe.

The House being also moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Frances Stanhope Widow and Michael Stanhope Doctor in Divinity are Appellants, and Sir John Toppe is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Sixth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Carteret and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Habkin's Committee revived.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Petition of William Habkin Beltmaker in Edinburgh, complaining, "That the Lords of Session in Scotland have not taxed his Costs pursuant to former Orders of this House," was referred, be revived, and meet on Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 5o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Eboracen.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Dux Wharton.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Peterborow & Monmouth.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Essex.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Holderness.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Castleton.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Lansdowne.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

Serges and Plaidings in Scotland, Abuses in manufacturing, to prevent, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Alexander Cummyn and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Breadths, and preventing Frauds and Abuses, in manufacturing Serges, Pladings, and Fingrums, and for regulating the Manufactures of Stockings, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Pittenweem Duty on Beer, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir John Anstruther and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer and Ale that shall be vended or sold, within the Town of Pittenweem and Liberties thereof, for repairing the Harbour there, and for maintaining other public Works of the said Town;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Messages from H. C. to return Walker's Bill; and Whitby's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Anne Walker, alias Baughs, a Minor, the Wife of Thomas Folliott Walker Gentleman, to sell and convey unto the Right Honourable William Conolly Esquire and his Heirs her Share and Proportion of several Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Kingdom of Ireland, devised to her by the last Will of Thomas late Lord Folliott deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Reynell and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Lessees and Farmers of Daniel Whitby Doctor in Divinity, and Prebendary of the Prebend of Teington Regis, in the Cathedral Church of The blessed Lady Mary the Virgin, of Sarum, and of all succeeding Prebendaries of the said Prebend for the Time being, to make Leases of the Copyhold Lands of the several Manors of Preston, alias Prestowne, and Church Land, alias The Parsons Land, in the County of Devon;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Which Amendments, being read by the Clerk, were severally agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Bennet and Mr. Lightboun, to acquaint them therewith.

Bruntisland Duty on Beer, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Abercrombie and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer or Ale vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland and Liberties thereof, for increasing the public Revenue of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Filkin et Ux. versus Hill:

A Petition of Richard Filkin Gentleman and Frances his Wife, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That the Petitioners, apprehending themselves aggrieved by a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the Eleventh of November, which was not entered till the Sixteenth of March last: That, before the next Session of Parliament a Trial, will be had, pursuant to the said Decree; to the Petitioners great Expence:" And praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to give Leave to the Petitioners to exhibit their Appeal, in the Name of themselves and their Trustees, notwithstanding the general Order, That no more Appeals shall be received this Session."

And the Standing Order of this House, limiting the Time for bringing in Appeals, being read:

Mr. Travers was called in.

And attesting, upon Oath, "That the Decree was not entered till the said Sixteenth of March last:"

Leave to appeal.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, provided it be presented To-morrow.

Resolutions relating to Appeals, declared Standing Orders.

The House (according to Order) took into Consideration the several Motions made the Nine and Twentieth of March last, for making certain Resolutions (then reported from a Committee, and agreed to, concerning the speedier bringing on and determining Appeals) Standing Orders.

And the same, being read, were, so far as they relate to future Sessions of Parliament, declared to be Standing Orders of this House; and ordered to be entered on the Roll, and affixed on the Doors of this House and Westminster Hall, and printed and published, to the End all Persons concerned may the better take Notice of the same.

Order relating to Answers to Appeals, declared Standing Orders.

The House also (according to Order) took into Consideration the Motion made the said Nine and Twentieth of March, for making the Order of this House, touching the entering in the Journal the Times when Answers to Appeals are brought in, as also the Names of the Parties answering, and to whose Appeals the same are put in, a Standing Order.

And the said Order, being read, was declared to be a Standing Order of this House; and ordered to be entered on the Roll.

Callicoes, Use and Wear of, prohibiting, Bill.

Hodic 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Friday next.

East India Company against Callico Bill.

A Petition of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, touching the Subject-matter of the said Bill; or that they may have such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

South Sea Company, to redeem Annuities, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the South Sea Company to increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by redeeming such Public Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned; and for raising Money, to be applied for lessening several of the public Debts and Incumbrances; and for calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncanceled; and for making forth new Bills in Lieu thereof, to be circulated and exchanged, upon Demand, at or near the Exchequer."

And a Motion being made, "That the said Bill be committed:"

After Debate;

The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill shall be committed?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Protest against it.

"Dissentient.

Wharton.
Westmorland.
Castleton.
Cowper.
Boyle.
Warrington.
North & Grey.
Aylesford.
Bingley.
Haversham.
Maynard."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.

Sir W. Courtenay et al. Petition for E. Chesterfield to waive his Privilege.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir William Courtenay Baronet, the Lady Anne his Wife, the Honourable James Bertie Esquire, and the Honourable Charles Bertie Esquire; praying, "That the Earl of Chesterfield may be obliged to waive his Privilege; or that the Petitioners may, notwithstanding, be at Liberty to proceed in a Suit between them and the said Earl, for the Recovery of certain Legacies given by the Will of Mary late Countess of Carnarvon, deceased:"

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Committee of Privileges; and that the said Earl of Chesterfield have Notice of this Petition.

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus Hog.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates are Appellants, and John Hog is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday the Ninth Day of May next, at Eleven a Clock.

Causes put off.

Whereas To-morrow was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Sir William Courtenay Baronet is Appellant, and William Langford Senior Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday next; and that the other Causes appointed on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Donnelly's Petition concerning Dagenham-Breach, referred to Boswell's Committee.

Upon reading the Petition of Dominick Donnelly; setting forth his several Proposals to the Trustees for stopping the Breach in The Levells of Havering and Dagenham; and praying, "That their Lordships will take the Premises into Consideration, and give the Petitioner such Encouragement and Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the same Committee to whom Mr. Boswell's Petition stands committed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 6o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rochford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Bristol.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Castleton.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

East India Company to be heard to Calhco Bill.

Whereas the Petition of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to The East Indies; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, touching the Subject-matter of the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, was Yesterday ordered to lie on the Table, till the Second Reading of the said Bill:

It is this Day Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

Callico Printers to be heard to Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Callico Printers residing in the City of London, the Suburbs thereof, and Parts adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, to such Parts of the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, as affect the Petitioners, and their Trade, before the passing thereof; and that they may have such Relief and Redress therein as their Lordships shall think just and reasonable.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

Weavers of Worcester concerning Callico Bill.

Also, a Petition of the poor distressed Weavers and Walkers belonging to the incorporate Company of Clothiers in the City of Worcester, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands employed in the same, and also in Behalf of all the Woollen Manufactures of the Kingdom of England, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to commiserate the miserable Condition of the Poor of this Kingdom; and relieve them, as to their Lordships, in their great Wisdom, shall seem meet."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Messages from H. C. to return the Bill for explaining the Act concerning repairing the Highways; and L Carbury's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for making more effectual the several Acts passed for repairing and amending the Highways of this Kingdom; and for preventing the Carriage of excessive Loads of Meal, Malt, Bricks, and Coals, within Ten Miles of the Cities of London and Westminster;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made to the said Bill.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition made between the Right Honourable George Lord Carbery, Baron of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Henry O Brien Esquire, of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Northampton and Rutland," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Stuffmakers et al. of Bristol for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Stuffmakers, Clothworkers, and others, in the City of Bristol and Parts adjacent thereunto, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom," may pass:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Linen-drapers et al. Petition against Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Linen-drapers, and other Dealers in printed, painted, stained, and dyed Callicoes and Linens, residing in and about the City of London, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Dealers in those Goods, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, upon the Subject-matter of the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and that the Petitioners may have such Relief, touching the many Hardships and Difficulties, Loss and Damage, which they will be laid under, in case the said Bill should pass into a Law, as their Lordships shall think reasonable.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

Upholders etal. Petition against Callico Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Upholders and Quiltmakers in and about the City of London, in Behalf of themselves and many Hundreds of poor Families employed under them in making Quilts for Beds, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by themselves, before the passing of the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and that the making up of Callico Quilts for Beds may be continued, there being nothing else so fit for that Use; but, if their Lordships should be of Opinion to restrain the Use of them, that a longer Time may be granted to make up and sell such Callico Carpets into Quilts as the Petitioners have by them, they being fit for no other Use; or grant them such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

Callicoes, Use and Wear of, to prohibit, Bill.

Whereas Friday next was appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade:"

Number of Counsel and Petitioners for and against the Bill, restrained.

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that Two Counsel, and Two of the Petitioners only, be permitted to be heard on the several Petitions against the Bill, upon the Second Reading thereof; and that but Two Counsel, and Two of the Petitioners, upon the several Petitions for the said Bill, be heard at the same Time.

Message from H. C. to return Nicholetts' Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Westphaling and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Gilbert Nicholetts Esquire deceased, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts and Sisters Portions, and for making a Provision for his Widow and Child;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Petitions against the Bill for making the River Weaver navigable.

A Petition of several of the most principal Inhabitants and Tradesmen in and about the Town of Northwich, in the County of Chester:

Also, a Petition of William Berington and Philip Lutley Esquires, Trustees of the late Right Honourable Charles Lord Gerard, late Baron of Gerards Bromley, deceased, and also of Thomas Fletewood Esquire and Frances his Wife, only Sister of the said Lord Gerard:

Likewise, a Petition of Alexander Holford, of Moulton, in the County of Chester, Gentleman:

Also, a Petition of the High Sheriff, Deputy Lieutenants, Justices of the Peace, and other Gentlemen, of the County Palatine of Chester:

Also, a Petition of Thomas Warburton, of Winnington, in the County of Chester, Esquire, and Anne his Wife:

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester."

And the Petitioners were severally ordered to be heard, by their Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

A Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Leaseholders of Newton in Mackerfield, in the County of Lancaster, and of Twenty-two Townships in the said Fee, was presented to the House, and read; praying, That the Bill for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester," may not pass:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Messages from H. C. to return the Baltonsbury Common enclosing Bill; and Sir J. Chichester's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enclosing the Common commonly called Baltonsbury Common, in the Parishes of Baltonsbury and Bradly, in the County of Somerset;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Colonel Stephens and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Chichester Baronet, for the Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

And the same, being read by the Clerk, were severally agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lightboun, to acquaint them therewith.

Filkin et al. versus Hill et al.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Richard Filkin Gentleman and Frances his Wife, John Eyre Esquire, Vincent Bush and Benjamin Rawlins Gentlemen, complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the Eleventh of November last, in a Cause wherein Roger Hill and John Hill his Son were Plaintiffs, and the Petitioners Defendants, et è contra; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Roger Hill and John Hill may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the Twentieth Day of this Instant April.

River Weaver navigable, Bill.

Whereas Tuesday next was appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Thursday the One and Twentieth Day of this Instant April.

Harrison versus Dormer et al.

Whereas Tuesday next was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Thomas Harrison Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Dormer Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Saturday the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Eleven a Clock.

Bruntistand, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer or Ale vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland and Liberties thereof, for increasing the Public Revenue of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Bucks & Nor.
D. Manchester.
M. Annandale.
E. Dorset & Middl'x.
E. Westmorland.
E. Berks.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Abingdon.
E. Warrington.
E. Coventry.
E. Buchan.
E. Hadinton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ilay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Aylesford.
E. Sussex.
E. Cowper.
E. Coningesby.
V. Townshend.
V. Hatton.
L. Bp. London.
L. B. St. Asaph.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Teynham.
L. Maynard.
L. Byron.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lumley.
L. Guilford.
L. Weston.
L. Haversham.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. Montjoy.
L. Foley.
L. Newburgh.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Pittenweem, Duty on Beer, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or One Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer and Ale that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Pittenweem, and Liberties thereof, for repairing the Harbour there, and for maintaining other public Works of the said Town."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees abovenamed; to meet at the same Time and Place.

South Sea Company to redeem Annuities, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the South Sea Company to increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by redeeming such public Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned; and for raising Money, to be applied for lessening several of the public Debts and Incumbrances; and for calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncanceled; and for making forth new Bills in Lieu thereof, to be circulated and exchanged, upon Demand, at or near the Exchequer."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Sir C. W. Bampfield, Leave for a Bill.

After reading, and considering, the Report of the Judges to whom the Petition of Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned, was referred:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Turkey Company Bill, concerning Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Carteret and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

And Ordered, To be read a Second Time on Saturday next.

Message from H. C. to return Brodrick's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Windsor and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Lawrence Brodrick, an Infant, to perform certain Articles of Agreement entered into by Anne his Mother, since deceased, to whom he is Heir," and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Pratt's Answer to Harrison's Appeal.

This Day the Answer of John Pratt Esquire, to the Petition and Appeal of Colonel Thomas Harrison, was brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 7o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Epus. London.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Castleton.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Lansdowne.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

South Sea Company to redeem Annuities, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the South Sea Company to increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by redeeming such public Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned; and for raising Money, to be applied for lessening several of the public Debts and Incumbrances; and for calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncanceled; and for making forth new Bills in Lieu thereof, to be circulated and exchanged, upon Demand, at or near the Exchequer."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lightboun:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Messages from thence, to return Pendarves' Bill;

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Comptroller and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate of John Pendarves, late of Roscrow, in the County of Cornwall, Esquire, deceased, in new Trustees, to and for the same Uses, Intents, and Purposes, as are mentioned in his Will;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Lady Howe's Nat. Bill; and the D of Kingston et al. Bill, concerning the Dutchess of Newcastle's Will.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Naturalization of the Lady Mary Sophia Charlotte Viscountess Howe, Wife of Scroop Lord Viscount Howe of the Kingdom of Ireland;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling and assuring the Manors of Orton and Bottlebridge, and other Premises, in the County of Huntingdon, to the several Uses mentioned in the Will of Margaret late Dutchess of Newcastle; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Edwards et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Edwards, an Infant of the Age of Eleven Years, by Timothy Edwards of Bodurda in the County of Carnarvon Esquire, his Father and Guardian, and of the said Timothy Edwards, and Richard Edwards Eldest Son and Heir of the said Timothy Edwards, and John Griffith of Cefnamwlch in the said County of Carnarvon Esquire, Brother and Heir of William Griffith late of Cefnamwlch aforesaid Esquire, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for better Performance of certain Articles of Agreement in the Petition mentioned; and for more effectually discharging all Claims and Demands of the Petitioner William Edwards the Infant, under the Will of the said William Griffith:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Eyre; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and; after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Iniversity of Cambridge to enlarge their Library, Bill.

The Lord North and Grey reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable any Corporations within the University of Cambridge, or any other Persons, to sell and convey any Messuages and Ground to the said University for enlarging their Public Library," was committed: That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

And a Clause being offered, to be made Part of the Bill, in Favour of the University:

The same was read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Message from H. C. to return Sir Edward Hales's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Lawson and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates of Sir John Hales and Sir Christopher Hales Baronets, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, for the paying and discharging the Debts and Incumbrances charged thereupon, and affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Bruntisland, Duty on Beer, Bill.

The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer or Ale vended or sold, within the Town of Bruntisland and Liberties thereof, for increasing the public Revenue of the said Town, and for other Purposes therein mentioned," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the beforementioned Bill was read the Third Time.

And the Question being put, "Whether the said Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lightboun:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Pittenweem, Duty on Beer, Bill:

The Lord Delawar also reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer and Ale that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Pittenweem and Liberties thereof, for repairing the Harbour there, and for maintaining other public Works of the said Town," was committed: That the Committee had gone through the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Then the said Bill was read the Third Time.

And, the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Lightboun:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Nicholetta' Bill.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Gilbert Nicholetts Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts, and Sisters Portions; and for making Provision for his Widow and Child."

And the same being read:

It is Ordered, That the further Consideration thereof be adjourned till To-morrow.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

His Majesty present:

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand, and the Lords being also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands, to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker;

He, after a short Speech, in relation to the Money Bill to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant, in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the Titles of the other Bills to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for enabling the South Sea Company to increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by redeeming such public Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned; and for raising Money, to be applied for lessening several of the public Debts and Incumbrances; and for calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncanceled; and for making forth new Bills in Lieu thereof, to be circulated and exchanged, upon Demand, at or near the Exchequer."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veu't."

"2. An Act for the better securing the Dependency of the Kingdom of Ireland upon the Crown of Great Britain."

"3. An Act for preventing the Carriage of excessive Loads of Meal, Malt, Bricks, and Coals, within Ten Miles of the Cities of London and Westminster."

"4. An Act for repairing the Roads from Stevenidge, in the County of Hertford, to Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford."

"5. An Act for continuing the Acts formerly made, for repairing the Highways in the County of Hertford therein mentioned; and for making the said Acts more effectual."

"6. An Act for making the River Darwent, in the County of Derby, navigable."

"7. An Act for making the River Douglas, alias Asland, navigable, from the River Ribble, to Wigan, in the County Palatine of Lancaster."

"8. An Act for preserving and improving the Navigation of the River Ouse, in the County of Huntingdon."

"9. An Act for making the River Idle navigable, from East Retford, in the County of Nottingham, to Bawtry Whars, in the County of York."

"10. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Montrose and Privileges thereof, for supplying the said Town with fresh Water; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"11. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer or Ale vended or sold within the Town of Bruntisland and Liberties thereof, for increasing the public Revenue of the said Town; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"12. An Act for laying a Duty of Two Pennies Scotts, or one Sixth Part of a Penny Sterling, upon every Scotts Pint of Beer and Ale that shall be vended or sold within the Town of Pittenweem and Liberties thereof, for repairing the Harbour there; and for maintaining other public Works of the said Town."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was also pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

Le Roy le veult."

"13. An Act for settling and assuring the Manors of Orton and Bottlebridge, and other Premises, in the County of Huntingdon, to the several Uses mentioned in the Will of Margaret late Dutchess of Newcastle; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"14. An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Thomas Earl of Hadinton in Trustees, to be sold; and, with the Monies arising thereby, to purchase other Lands, of the like Value, to be settled to the same Uses."

"15. An Act to enable Anne Walker, alias Baughs, a Minor, the Wife of Thomas Folliot Walker Gentleman, to sell and convey unto the Right Honourable William Conolly Esquire and his Heirs her Share and Proportion of several Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, in the Kingdom of Ireland, devised to her by the last Will of Thomas late Lord Folliot, deceased; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"16. An Act for confirming a Partition made between the Right Honourable George Lord Carbery, Baron of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Henry O Brien Esquire, of certain Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the several Counties of Northampton and Rutland."

"17. An Act for enclosing the Common called Baltonsbury Common, in the Parishes of Baltonsbury and Bradley, in the County of Somerset."

"18. An Act to enable Thomas Dove Esquire to raise Two Thousand Pounds upon his Estate at Upton, Sutton, Aylesworth, and Castor; and to make Sale of his Estate at Heathencoate, in the County of Northampton; for discharging Incumbrances upon the said Estates, raising of Portions for his Brother and Sister, and Payment of his Father's and his own Debts."

"19. An Act for enclosing the Heath and Common commonly called Gratwood Heath, in the Parish of Eccleshall, in the County of Stafford."

"20. An Act to enable the Lessees and Farmers of Daniel Whitby Doctor in Divinity, and Prebendary of the Prebend of Teington Regis, in the Cathedral Church of The Blessed Lady Mary the Virgin, of Sarum, and of all succeeding Prebendaries of the said Prebend for the Time being, to make Leases of the Copyhold Lands of the several Manors of Preston, alias Prestowne, and Church Land, alias The Parsons Land, in the County of Devon."

"21. An Act for making the Townships of Shipston and Tidmington a distinct Parish from the Parish of Tredington, in the County and Diocese of Worcester; and for dividing the Rectory of the said Parish of Tredington into Three Parts."

"22. An Act for supplying the Defects, and better Performance, of the Will of Edmund Dunch Esquire, deceased."

"23. An Act for discharging certain Estates, in the Counties of Lincoln and Warwick, of and from the Uses and Limitations contained in the Marriage Settlement of Sir William Keyt Baronet; and settling other Lands, in the County of Gloucester, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

"24. An Act for vesting the Estates of Sir John Hales and Sir Christopher Hales Baronets, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for raising Money, for the paying and discharging the Debts and Incumbrances charged thereupon, and affecting the same; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"25. An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir John Chichester Baronet, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"26. An Act to enable Elizabeth Gomeldon Widow and her Trustees to enter their respective Claims before the Commissioners and Trustees for the forfeited Estates; and to empower the said Commissioners and Trustees to hear and determine the same."

"27. An Act to enable Lawrence Brodrick, an Infant, to perform certain Articles of Agreement entered into by Anne his Mother, since deceased, to whom he is Heir."

"28. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of John Sanford Esquire, deceased, for the Payment of his Debts and Legacies; and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

"29. An Act for Sale of the Estate of William Pemkroke, late of Portsmouth Dock, deceased, situate at North Mims, in the County of Hertford, for the Purposes therein mentioned."

"30. An Act for vesting the Estate of John Pendarves, late of Roscrow, in the County of Cornwall, Esquire, deceased, in new Trustees, to and for the same Uses, Intents, and Purposes, as are mentioned in his Will."

"31. An Act to enable John Rosier Esquire and his Issue to change their Surnames from Rosier to Reynolds."

"32. An Act for the Naturalization of Mary Sophia Charlotte Viscountess Howe, Wife of Scroop Lord Viscount Howe of the Kingdom of Ireland."

"33. An Act for naturalizing Gerard Van Neck."

"34. An Act for naturalizing Bennet Erasmus Hopfer."

35. An Act for naturalizing John Backer and George Kruger."

"36. An Act for naturalizing Samuel Gampert."

"37. An Act for naturalizing Cornelius Backer and Henry de Putter."

"38. An Act for naturalizing Francis Van Hemert, John Van Hemert, Frederick Morgan, and Henry Nicholas Sander."

"39. An Act for naturalizing John Henry Grutzman."

To these Bills the Royal Assent was likewise pronounced, severally, in these Words; (videlicet,) Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

Wool-combers and others of Norfolk, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Wool-combers, Traders in Wool, and others concerned in the said Manufacture, within the County of Norfolk, on Behalf of themselves and many Thousands depending thereon; praying, "That the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom may pass:"

Woolcombers and others of Norwich, for Callico Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Wool-combers, Dyers, Dressers, Throwsters, and others, in the City of Norwich, concerned in the Woollen Manufactory, on Behalf of themselves and many Thousands depending thereon; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, for the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom:

Were severally presented to the House, and read; and severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Sir James Lumley's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir James Lumley Baronet, only Son and Heir, and also Devisee named in the Will, of his late Father Sir Martin Lumley Baronet, deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, to enable him to settle a competent Jointure on a Wife, and for other Purposes; the Petitioner, at the same Time, settling an Equivalent in some other Lands, in Lieu of those so intended to be settled:

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the said Petition be, and is hereby, referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Powys; who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and, after hearing them, to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties that may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Address for a Copy of the Weavers Company's Petition, and Report of the Board of Trade.

Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, "That He will be graciously pleased to give Order, that a Copy of the Petition of the Weavers Company, London, which was presented to the Lords Justices in His Majesty's Absence, and by them referred to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, and also a Copy of their Report thereupon to His Majesty, may be laid before this House."

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.

Sir Warwick Bampfylde's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampsylde Baronet; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 8o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Roxburgh.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

West India Merchants, against Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Merchants of London, trading to The West Indies; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, against Part of the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and that the printing and selling of Callicoes, printed in Great Britain, for Exportation, may be excepted in the said Bill; or such other Relief as to their Lordships shall seem meet; was presented to the House, and read.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners be heard, on the several Petitions, either for or against the said Bill."

Kent and Surry Highways, Act for repairing to continue, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Samuel Lennard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways leading from The Stones End in Kent Street, to The Lime Kilns in East Greenwich, near Black Heath; and to Lewisham Church, being the Tunbridge Road, in the County of Kent; and for repairing and amending the Highways and Roads leading from Westminster Ferry, in the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, to New Cross, in the Parish of Deptford, in the County of Kent;" and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from the City of London to the Town of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, in the County of Surrey;" and for explaining and amending the same Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ld. Lovat versus Creditors of Mackenzies, to answer peremptorily.

The House was informed, "That the Creditors of Alexander Mackenzie and others, Respondents to the Appeal of Simon Lord Lovat, had neglected to put in their Answers thereunto by the Time limited by the Order of this House of the Thirteenth of January last, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose:"

And thereupon Proof being made, upon Oath, of the said Service:

It is Ordered, That the Respondents do peremptorily put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Appeal, by Thursday next.

Sir William Courtenay versus Langford et al.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of Sir William Courtenay Baronet; complaining of an Order of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Two and Twentieth of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen, in a Cause wherein the Appellant was Plaintiff, and William Langford Senior and William Langford Junior were Defendants, whereby the Respondents Plea was allowed; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:" As also upon the Answer of William Langford Senior, Gertrude Langford Widow and Relict of William Langford Junior, deceased, Francis Langford Brother of the said William Langford Junior, deceased, and John Langford and James Langford, Brothers and Executors of the said William Langford Junior, put in thereunto; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in the said Cause:

Judgement.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Order complained of in the said Appeal be, and is hereby, affirmed; but without Prejudice to the Appellant, in case he amend his Bill, or exhibit a new Bill to charge more fully the Circumstances of his Case; which, notwithstanding the Allowance of the Plea, it is declared he is to be at Liberty to do.

Circulating Exchequer Bills. Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making forth new Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One Million, at a certain Interest; and for lending the same to the South Sea Company at an higher Interest, upon Security of re-paying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer, for Uses to which the Fund for lessening the Public Debts (called The Sinking Fund) is applicable; and for circulating and exchanging, upon Demand, the said Bills at or near the Exchequer;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

Also, a Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act, passed in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, (An Act to encourage the planting of Timber Trees, Fruit Trees, and other Trees, for Ornament, Shelter, or Profit; and for the better Preservation of the same; and for the preventing the burning of Woods); and for the better Preservation of the Fences of such Woods;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Nicholetts' Bill.

The House (according to Order) took into further Consideration the Amendments made by the Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estate late of Gilbert Nicholetts Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts and Sisters Portions; and for making Provision for his Widow and Child."

And the said Amendments, being read by the Clerk, were severally agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Lightboun, to acquaint them therewith.

Sir Warwick Bampfylde's Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampsylde Baronet; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

L. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bucks & Nor.
E. Pembroke.
E. Westmorland.
E. Sunderland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Rochester.
E. Warrington.
E. Rothes.
E. Buchan.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ferrers.
E. Sussex.
E. Stanhope.
E. Coningesby.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Townshend.
V. Hatton.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Fitzwalter.
L. Delawar.
L. Compton.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lempster.
L. Weston.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Hay.
L. Bathurst.
L. Masham.
L. Carleton.
L. Romney.
L. Pawlet Bas.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

University of Cambridge, to enlarge Library, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable any Corporations within the University of Cambridge, or any other Persons, to sell and convey any Messuages and Ground to the said University, for enlarging their Public Library."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Lightboun:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Commissioners forfeited Estates versus James Mac Donald and Sir George Stewart, to answer peremptorily.

The House was informed, "That James Mac Donald and Sir George Stewart, who, by Order of this House of the Fourteenth of March last, were made Parties to Four of the Appeals of the Commissioners and Trustees for the forfeited Estates, had negiected to put in their Answers thereunto, though duly served with the said Order for that Purpose;"

And thereupon Two Affidavits of the said Service being read:

It is Ordered, That the said James Mac Donald and Sir George Stewart do peremptorily put in their Answers to the said Appeals by Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 9o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Leicester.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.

PRAYERS.

Italian Merchants, against Turkey Company Bill.

A Petition of the Merchants of London, and Owners of Ships, in Behalf of themselves and others trading to Italy; praying to be heard against the Bill, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior."

Mayor et al. of Exeter, against Turkey Company Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City and County of Exeter; and also of the Merchants and Traders in the Woollen Manufactures in the said City; praying, "That the Turkey Trade may remain free and open, as in Times past."

Blackwell Hall Factors et al. for the Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Clothiers, Blackwell Hall Factors, Cloth-workers, Dyers, Packers, Cloth-drawers, Hot pressers, Dealers in Tin, Pewter, Lead, &c. in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of poor Families depending on the Turkey Trade; praying, "That the abovementioned Bill may pass; whereby these Kingdoms will be supplied with Raw Silk, and other Products of Turkey, in Exchange for the Cloth, Tin, and other Commodities of Great Britain, instead of the Products of France; which will give Employment to our own Poor, and greatly tend to the Preservation and Increase of the Navigation and Trade of Great Britain:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read; and severally ordered to lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Corporation of Weavers, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty, of the Trade, Art, and Mistery of Weavers, London, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, for the passing of the Bill, for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel and Two Petitioners of a Side be heard, either for or against the same, upon the Second Reading thereof.

Turkey Company Bill, concerning Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next; and that the several Petitions for and against the said Bill be referred to the said Committee; and that Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners only be permitted to be heard, on the several Petitions against the Bill, at the said Committee; and that but Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners, upon the several Petitions for the said Bill, be heard at the same Time.

Causes put off.

Whereas Monday next was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Theobald Butler is Appellant, and Dame Penelope Prendergast and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Wednesday next; and that the other Causes appointed on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Circulating Exchequer Bills, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making forth new Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One Million, at a certain Interest; and for lending the same to the South Sea Company, at an higher Interest, upon Security of re-paying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer, for Uses to which the Fund for lessening the Public Debts (called The Sinking Fund) is applicable; and for circulating and exchanging, upon Demand, the said Bills at or near the Exchequer."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.

Corrupting Juries, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing the corrupting of Juries."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Monday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant April; and that the Judges have a Copy of the said Bill in the mean Time; and do then attend.

Levant Company, for Turkey Company Bill.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of England trading to The Levant Seas, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by themselves or Counsel, at the Committee to whom the Bill for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior, for the passing thereof:

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed; and that the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, at the said Committee, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners be heard, on the several Petitions either for or against the said Bill."

Mayor of Totness er al. for Turkey Company Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and other principal Inhabitants, Traders in the Woollen Manufacture, in and near the Borough of Totness, in the County of Devon, on Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of other Dealers in the said Manufacture; praying, "That the House would give a Sanction to the Bill for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior."

Mayor of Yarmouth et al. against Turkey Company Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Merchants, and Commanders of Ships, of the Town of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk:

Ramsgate and Margate, against Turkty Company Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Merchants, Owners, and Commanders of Ships, of the Town of Ramsgate and Margate, in the Isle of Thanet:

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the abovementioned Bill may pass."

And were severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Mr. Cholmondeley, against River Weaver Bill.

A Petition of Charles Cholmondeley, of Vale Royal, in the County of Chester, Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by his Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner may be heard, by his Counsel, against the said Bill, upon the Second Reading thereof, as desired.

Two Counsel on a Side to be heard, for and against River Weaver Bill.

It is Ordered, That no more than Two Counsel be permitted to be heard, upon the several Petitions against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester," at the Second Reading thereof; and that Two Counsel for the said Bill may be heard at the same Time, if they think fit.

Ellis versus Whinery.

After hearing Counsel, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Ellis Esquire; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, of the Five and Twentieth of November, and the Affirmance thereof the Fifth of December last, in a Cause wherein John Whinery was Plaintiff, and the Appellant Defendant; and praying, That the same may be reversed, and the Appellant relieved:" As also upon the Answer of the said John Whinery put in thereunto; and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in the said Cause:

Judgement reverted, with Directions.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, and the Affirmance thereof, complained of in the said Appeal, be, and is hereby, reversed; and that the Respondent's Bill in this Cause, in the said Court, do stand absolutely dismissed out of the said Court; and the Respondent shall pay to the Appellant his Costs, to be taxed by a Master, for and in respect of the said Bill, and all Proceedings thereupon in that Court: And it is further Ordered, That the Court of Chancery in Ireland shall, from Time to Time, make proper Orders for taxing the said Costs, and enforcing the Payment thereof, according to the Course of the Court in such Cases.

Kent, Surry, and Sussex, Highways, Act for repairing, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways leading from The Stones End in Kent Street, to The Lime Kilns in East Greenwich, near Black Heath, and to Lewisham Church, being the Tunbridge Road, in the County of Kent; and for repairing and amending the Highways and Roads leading from Westminster Ferry, in the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, to New Cross, in the Parish of Deptford, in the County of Kent;" and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act, passed in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from the City of London, to the Town of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex; and to Sutton and Kingston, in the County of Surrey;" and for explaining and amending the same Act."

Campbell versus Pollock:

Upon reading the Petition of John Campbell Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Ruth Pollock is Respondent; setting forth, "That the said Respondent has neglected to put in her Answer to the said Appeal, though duly served with the Order of this House for that Purpose;" and praying, That a peremptory Day may be appointed, for the said Respondent to put in her Answer thereunto:"

And an Affidavit of the said Service being read:

Peremptory Answer.

It is Ordered, That the said Respondent do peremptorily put in her Answer to the said Appeal, by Thursday next.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, undecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 11o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Eboracen.
Epus. London.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Visc. Lanesborough versus Ellwood:

A Petition of James Lord Viscount Lanesborough of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Laurence Eustace, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That, apprehending themselves aggrieved by Two Decrees lately made in the Court of Chancery in Ireland, in Favour of David Ellwood; but, not receiving their Papers till Monday last, could not get an Appeal prepared before this Morning;" and praying, "That their Lordships will please to dispense with the Order lately made, and receive the Petitioners Appeal:"

Leave to appeal.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, provided it be presented To-morrow.

Annuitants Petition, against Callico Bill.

A Petition of several Persons, interested in the Annuities for Ninety-nine Years, and other Parts of the National Debt, secured by the Duties laid upon White and printed Callicoes, and printed Linens, on Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Persons interested in the said Duties, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, to the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade; touching their Right to the Duties granted by Parliament upon White and printed Callicoes; and that the said Duties may be preserved, for the Benefit of the Petitioners, and other Persons interested therein, or an Equivalent settled for the same, before the passing thereof:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by themselves or Counsel, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners be heard, either for or against the said Bill."

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields, in the City of Westminster, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Weymouth and Melcomb Regis, &c. against Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Bailiffs, Capital Burgesses, and principal Inhabitants, of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcomb Regis, in the County of Dorset; together with the Merchants, Masters of Ships, Master Workmen, Weavers, and Spinners of Cotton Wool imported from the British Plantations, and manufactured in the Town aforesaid, in Behalf of themselves and many Hundred poor Cotton Spinners in that Neighbourhood; praying, "That the Cotton Cloth manufactured in this Town may be permitted to be worn, in the same Manner, and liable to the same Duties, as the Manufactures of British and Irish Linens are permitted, or in such other Method as to their Lordships shall seem meet;" was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mason and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Philip Germain;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mayor of Liverpoole and others, for River Weaver Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, of the Borough and Corporation of Liverpoole:

Mayor of Haverford West and other, for River Weavet Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Justices of the Peace, Common Council Men, Merchants, and Traders, belonging to the Town and County of Haverford West; praying, "That the Bill for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester, may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Traders in Raw Silk, for Caililco Bill.

A Petition of the Traders in Raw Silk; praying, "That the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom may pass;" was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table.

Circulating Exchequer Bills, Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making forth new Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One Million, at a certain Interest; and for lending the same to the South Sea Company at an higher Interest, upon Security of re-paying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer, for Uses to which the Fund for lessening the Public Debts (called The Sinking Fund) is applicable; and for circulating and exchanging, upon Demand, the said Bills at or near the Exchequer."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Geoghegan's Answer to Chevers et al. Appeal.

This Day the Answer of Terence Geoghegan Gentleman, to the Appeal of Andrew Chevers and others, was brought in.

Plunket's Answer to Lord Dunsany et al. Appeal.

As was also the Answer of Catherine Plunket Widow, to the Appeal of Randal Lord Dunsany and others.

Turkey Company, Bill relating to Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn:

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior."

After some Time spent therein, the House was resumed.

And the Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the said Bill; and directed him to move, that they may have Leave to sit again."

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee, to consider further of the said Bill, on Wednesday next; and that the Cause wherein Theobald Butler is Appellant, and Dame Penelope Prendcrgast and others are Respondents, which was appointed to be heard on that Day, be put off to the First Day for Causes after the Recess; and the other Causes appointed on Cause-days removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, duodecimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 12o Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Eboracen.
Epus. London.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Chandos.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Castleton.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Ashburnbam.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Spanish Merchants against Callico Bill:

A Petition of the principal Merchants of the City of London, trading to Spain, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, against the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel and Two Petitioners be heard, on the several Petitions either for or against the said Bill."

Clothiers of Worcester, for Callico and Turkey Company Bills:

Also, a Petition of the Master, Warden, and Assistants, of the incorporate Company of Clothiers in the City of Worcester; praying, "That the Bills now depending, in relation to Callicoes, and the sending Silk from Leghorne into Great Britain, may pass:"

Corporation of Silk Weavers of Canterbury, for Callico Bill:

Also, a Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Corporation of Silk Weavers of the City of Canterbury:

Mayor of Norwich and others, for Callico Bill.

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Citizens, and Commonalty, of the City of Norwich, in Common Council assembled; praying, "That the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Circulating Exchequer Bills, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making forth new Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One Million, at a certain Interest; and for lending the same to the South Sea Company at a higher Interest, upon Security of re-paying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer, for Uses to which the Fund for lessening the Public Debts (called The Sinking Fund) is applicable; and for circulating and exchanging, upon Demand, the said Bills at or near the Exchequer."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Messege to H. C. mat the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Godsrey:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Petitions for River Weaver Bill.

A Petition of the Deputy Lieutenants, Justices of the Peace, Gentlemen, and Freeholders, of the County of Chester:

Also, a Petition of the Bailiffs, Magistrates, Gentlemen, Traders, and others, of the City and County of the City of Litchfield:

Also, a Petition of the Merchants and other principal Inhabitants of the City and County of Exeter:

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Town Clerk, Brothers, and Capital Burgesses, of the Borough of Derby, in the County of Derby:

Also, a Petition of the Merchants, Salt Refiners, and other substantial Inhabitants, of the City of Bristol; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester, may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Also a Petition of divers Cheesemongers of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Bill for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, may pass; and that Counsel for the same may be heard, if their Lordships think fit:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel be heard on a Side, either for or against the said Bill."

Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Pawlet and others:

With a Bill intituled, "An Act for the appointing a Nightly Watch, and regulating the Beadles, in that Part of Great Britain called England;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Robbery, &c. for further preventing, Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by the Lord Chetwynd and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Then the said Bill was read the First Time.

Weavers Company. Petition and Representation of the Board of Trade, delivered.

The Earl of Westmorland (by His Majesty's Command), pursuant to their Lordships Address to His Majesty of the Seventh Instant, presented to the House, "A Copy of the Petition of the Weavers, referred to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, the First of October 1719."

Also, "A Copy of the Representation of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to His Majesty, on the Petition of the Weavers, &c."

And the Titles thereof were read.

Use and Wear of Callicoes, to prohibit, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on the First Day after the Recess.

E. of Peterborow's Bill.

The Earl of Clarendon reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for exchanging of several small Parcels of Land, in the Parish and Manor of Fulham, belonging to the Bishopric of London, for other Lands of greater Value, to Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, and his Heirs," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Serges and Plaidings in Scotland, Abuses in manufacturing, to prevent, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for ascertaining the Breadths, and preventing Frauds and Abuses, in manufacturing Serges, Plaidings, and Fingrums, and for regulating the Manufactures of Stockings, in that Part of Great Brnain called Scotland."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
Ld. Steward.
D. Bucks & Nor.
E. Dorset & Middl'x.
E. Westmorland.
E. Clarendon.
E. Litchfield.
E. Radnor.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Warrington.
E. Rothes.
E. Buchan.
E. Hadinton.
E. Loudoun.
E. Ilay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Cowper.
E. Coningesby.
V. Townshend.
V. Lonsdale.
V. Castleton.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Glocester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. North & Grey.
L. Hunsdon.
L. Compton.
L. Teynham.
L. Maynard.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lumley.
L. Lempster.
L. Weston.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Trevor.
L. Bathurst.
L. Romney.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, Highways, Act for repaning, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways leading from The Stones-end in Kent-Street to The Lime Kilns in East Greenwich, near Blackheath, and to Lewisham Church, being the Tunbridge Road, in the County of Kent; and for repairing and amending the Highways and Roads leading from Westminster Ferry, in the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, to New Cross, in the Parish of Deptford, in the County of Kent;" and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from the City of London to the Town of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, in the County of Surrey;" and for explaining and amending the same Act."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees before named; and to meet at the same Time and Place.

St. Martin's Church, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of Saint Martin in the Fields, in the City of Westminster, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish."

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State; the Prince of Wales, in his Robes, sitting in his Place on His Majesty's Right Hand, and the Lords being also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His Majesty's Commands to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him immediately, in this House."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he, after a short Speech, in relation to the Bill for circulating Exchequer Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant, in the Absence of the Clerk of the Parliaments, who brought it to the Table; where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of that and the other Bill to be passed, severally, as follow:

Bills passed.

An Act for making forth new Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One Million, at a certain Interest; and for lending the same to the South Sea Company at an higher Interest, upon Security of re-paying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer, for Uses to which the Fund for lessening the Public Debts (called The Sinking Fund) is applicable; and for circulating and exchanging, upon Demand, the said Bills at or near the Exchequer."

To which the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veu't."

An Act for vesting the Estate late of Gilbert Nicholetts Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts, and Sisters Portions; and for making Provision for his Widow and Child."

To this Bill the Royal Assent was likewise pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Soit fait comme il est desiré."

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.

The House was resumed.

V. Lanesborough versus Ellwood.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Lord Viscount Lanesborough of the Kingdom of Ireland, and Lawrence Eustacc; complaining of Two Decrees of the Court of Chancery in the said Kingdom, of the Fourth of May and Nineteenth of February last, in a Cause there depending, wherein David Ellwood was Plaintiff, and the Petitioners Defendants; and praying, "That the same may be reversed:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said David Ellwood may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and do put in his Answer thereunto, in Writing, forthwith.

Causes and Business put off.

Ordered, That such Causes as stand to be heard upon Cause-days come on, in Course, on such Days after the Recess; and such Causes as stand on other Days come on likewise in Course; and that all other Business come on successively.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 25o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Rutland.
Dux Montrose.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Tankerville.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Castleton.
Viscount Cobbam.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Ess.
Ds. Compton.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnbam.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Lansdowne.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

This Day the several Answers to the Appeals following were brought in; (videlicet,)

Sir J. MacDonald's Answer to Commissioners for forfeited Estates Appeal:

The Answer of Sir James Mac Donald Baronet to the Appeal of the Commissioners and Trustees of the forfeited Estates.

Sir G. Stewart's Answer to Commissioners for forfeited Estates Appeal:

Also, the Three several Answers of Sir George Stewart of Balcasky Baronet, to the Three several Appeals of the same Commissioners and Trustees.

Pollock's Answer to Campbell's Appeal:

Also, the Answer of Ruth Campbell, alias Pollock, the Widow of Captain George Campbell deceased, to the Appeal of John Campbell of Calder Esquire.

Creditors of Mackenzie's Answer to L. Lovat's Appeal.

Also, the joint and several Answer of Hugh Frazier and Patrick Robertson, Factors for the Behoof of the Creditors of Alexander Mackenzie late of Frazerdale, to the Appeal of Simon Frazer, by the said Appeal called Simon Lord Lovat.

Message from H. C. to return the E. of Shrewsbury's Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Comptroller and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for annexing the late Duke of Shrewsbury's Estate to the Earldom of Shrewsbury, and confirming Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury's Settlement in order thereto, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, that they have agreed to the same, with some Amendments, whereunto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Then the House proceeded to take the said Amendments into Consideration.

Which, being read by the Clerk, were severally agreed to by the House.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Dormer and Mr. Holford, to acquaint them therewith.

Petitions concerning the Turkey Company Bill.

A Petition of the Portreve, and other Inhabitants, of the Borough of Ashburton; praying, "That the Turkey Trade may remain open and free, as in Times past:"

Also, a Petition of the Merchants, Masters of Ships, and others, concerned in the Trade to Leghorne, Venice, and other Ports in Italy, living within the Town of Falmouth, in the County of Cornwall; praying, "That the Act for the Encouragement and Increasing of Shipping and Navigation may not be altered; and that the Turkey Trade may remain open to all His Majesty's Subjects:"

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Gentlemen, Merchants, and other principal Inhabitants, of the Borough of Penryn, in the County of Cornwall; praying, "That either no further Restraint may be laid on the Levant Trade; or that such Provisions may be made for free Trading, as may prevent any ill Consequences of such Restraint:"

Also, a Petition of the Clothiers of the County of Gloucester, in Behalf of themselves and many others; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior," may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read; and severally ordered to be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Also, a Petition of the Gentlemen, Shopkeepers, Clothiers, and other Inhabitants, of the Town of Newant, in the County of Gloucester:

Also, a Petition of the Gentlemen, Clothiers, Shopkeepers, and other Inhabitants, of the ancient Town of Ledbury, in the County of Hereford; complaining of the Decay of Trade, by the Importation of Raw Silks, and other Goods, from Leghorne into England, by the French Merchants trading into Turkey; and of the Encouragement given to the Wearing of Callicoes, stained and printed Linens, and other East India Goods; and praying, "That the Bill or Bills now depending, for their Relief, may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read; and severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Petitions concerning the Bill to prevent the Use and Wear of Callicoes.

A Petition of the Clothiers, and others concerned in the Woollen Manufactures, in the Borough of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester, in Behalf of themselves and all the Woollen Manufactures of Great Britain:

Also, a Petition of the Clothiers, and others concerned in the Woollen Manufactures of Great Britain, in and near the Town of Stowerbridge, in the County of Worcester, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands of Poor concerned in the said Trade:

Also, a Petition of the Clothiers of the County of Gloucester, in Behalf of themselves and many others:

Also, a Petition of the Retail Stuffmen, and other Dealers in Woollen Stuffs, and Silk and Woollen, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark:

Also, a Petition of the Stuffmakers, Clothworkers, Dyers, and others, of Bedminster, in the County of Somerset, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands concerned in the Woollen Manufacture:

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Merchants, and Tradesmen, of the City of Bristol:

Also, a Petition of the Weavers, Dyers, Throwsters, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands in the City of Bristol and Suburbs:

Also, a Petition of the Clothiers of the City of New Sarum and County of Wilts, in Behalf of themselves and many others:

Also, a Petition of the Weavers, Dyers, and others, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands in Barton Regis, in the County of Gloucester, and Places adjacent:

Also, a Petition of the Weavers, Dyers, Pressers, Throwsterers, and others, in Cainsham, in the County of Somerset, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands employed in the Woollen Manufacture:

Also, a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and other Inhabitants, trading in the Woollen Manufactures, within the Town Corporate of Saffron Walden, in the County of Essex:

Also, a Petition of the Weavers, Dyers, Pressers, (fn. 1) Throwsterers, and others, in Chew Magna, in the County of Somerset, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands employed in the Woollen Manufacture:

Also, a Petition of the Manufacturers and other Dealers in the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, in the City of York:

Were severally presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted), and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade," may pass."

And the said Petitions were severally ordered to lie on the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second Time.

Tisdall versus Tisdall:

A Petition of James Tisdall Gentleman, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, "That, apprehending himself aggrieved by a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Fifteenth of February last, in Favour of William Tisdall, against which the Petitioner has caused an Appeal to be prepared, within the Time limited by the Standing Order of this House; and in regard the Petitioner and his Family will be turned out of their Dwelling, by virtue of the said Decree, in a very few Days, nowithstanding his Cause should hereafter appear to beever so just;" and praying, "That their Lordships vill be pleased to receive his said Appeal."

And thereupon Mr. John Hamilton was called in; and examined, upon Oath, as to the Allegations of the sar Petition.

And being withdrawn;

Appeal received.

It is Ordered, That the said Appeal be received, notwithstanding the former Order to receive no more Appeals this Session.

Then, upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the said James Tisdall Gentleman; complaining of a Decree of the Court of Chancery in Ireland, made the Fifteenth Day of February last, on the Behalf of William Tisdall and John Britain; and praying, "That the same may be reversed; and that the Service of the Order of this House on their Clerk or Clerks in Court may be good Service:"

It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Tisdall and John Britain may have a Copy of the said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on or before Monday the Thirtieth Day of May next; and that the Service of this Order on the Clerk or Clerks in Court of the said Respondents, shall be good Service in order thereunto.

Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, Highways, Act for repuring, to continue, Bill.

The Lord Trevor reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways leading from The Stones-end in KentStreet to The Lime Kilns in East Greenwich, near Blackheath, and to Lewisham Church, being the Tunbridge Road, in the County of Kent; and for repairing and amending the Highways and Roads leading from Westminster Ferry, in the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, to New Cross, in the Parish of Deptford, in the County of Kent;" and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from the City of London to the Town of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, in the County of Surrey;" and for explaining and amending the same Act," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Use and Wear of Callicoes, to prohibit, Bill.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade;" and for hearing Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners of a Side, on the several Petitions against and for the same:

The several Parties were called in.

And the Bill was accordingly read a Second Time.

And One of the Petitioners Counsel was heard against the same.

And being directed to withdraw:

It is Ordered, That this House will proceed to hear Counsel further against the said Bill To-morrow; and that the Counsel be called in, at Eleven a Clock.

Corrupting Juries, to prevent, Bill.

The other Order of the Day being read, for the House to be in a Committee on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing the corrupting of Juries:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon on Saturday next; and that the Judges in Town do then attend.

Turkey Company, concerning Silk and Mohair Yarn Bill.

Whereas To-morrow was appointed, for the House be in a Committee again upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior:"

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon on Thursday next:

And that the Cause wherein James Farguhar is Appellant and the Earl of Loudoun is Respondent, which stands for that Day, be put off to the Tuesday following:

And that the Cause wherein Thomas Harrison Esquire is Appellant, and Robert Dormer and others are Respondents, which stands for that Day, be put off to the Thursday following.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 26o Aprilis:

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Walliæ.

Arch. Ebor.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Graston.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Hadinton.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Castleton.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for preventing of Frauds and Abuses in the Allowances on damaged Wines, and for lengthening the Time for the Drawbacks on the Exportation of Wines;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

E. of Peterborow's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for exchanging of several small Parcels of Land, in the Parish and Manor of Fulham, belonging to the Bishopric of London, for other Lands, of greater Value, to Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, and his Heirs."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, Mr. Dormer and Mr. Holford:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Tradesmen, &c. of Crick, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Tradesmen and Dealers in the Woollen Manufactory in Crick, in the County of North'ton, and the neighbouring Towns round about; praying, "That the Bill for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom may pass," was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table.

Petitions against Turkey Company Bill.

A Petition of the Merchants and other Traders inhabiting in the Borough of Plimouth, in the County of Devon:

Also a Petition of the Mayor and Capital Burgesses of the Borough of Tregony, in the County of Cornwall, in Behalf of themselves and many Hundreds more, Traders in Woollens, and concerned in the Woollen Manufactory, within and near the said Borough:

Also, a Petition of the Mayor and Corporation of Oakhampton, in the County of Devon; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior, may not pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Petitions for River Weaver Bill.

A Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, Tradesmen, and Inhabitants, of the ancient Market-town of Knotsford, in the County of Chester, and Parts adjacent:

Also, a Petition of the Inhabitants of the ancient Market-town of Middlewich, in the County of Chester, and Proprietors of Salt Works there, and Parts adjacent; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester, may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, Highways, Act for repairing, to continue, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term granted by an Act in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for repairing the Highways leading from The Stones-end in Kent-Street to The Lime Kilns in East Greenwich, near Blackbeath, and to Lewisham Church, being the Tunbridge Road, in the County of Kent; and for repairing and amending the Highways and Roads leading from Westminster Ferry, in the Farish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, to New Cross, in the Parish of Deptford, in the County of Kent;" and for enlarging the Term granted by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act for amending the Roads from the City of London to the Town of East Grinstead, in the County of Sussex, and to Sutton and Kingston, in the County of Surrey;" and for explaining and amending the same Act."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Dormer and Mr. Holford:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Sir C. Warwick Bampsylde's Bill.

The Earl of Yarmouth reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde Baronet, and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the same Uses," was committed: That they had considered of the said Bill, and found the Allegations thereof to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereunto."

Which were read Twice, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Frauds, &c. in damaged Wines, to prevent Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing of Frauds and Abuses in the Allowances on damaged Wines; and for lengthening the Time for the Drawbacks on the Exportation of Wines."

Ordered, That the beforementioned Bill be read a Second Time on Tuesday next; and that the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, or some of them, do then attend.

Use and Wear of Callicoes, to prohibit, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for hearing Two Counsel and Two of the Petitioners upon the several Petitions, as well against as for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted), and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade," being read:

The several Parties were called in.

And Counsel were heard, upon the several Petitions against the said Bill; as were also Two of the Petitioners.

And several Witnesses were examined, upon Oath, upon the Petitions of the East India Company and Lmendrapers.

And offering to call Witnesses, upon the Petitions of the Callico Printers and Quilters; they were directed to withdraw.

And being withdrawn accordingly:

It is Ordered, That this House will proceed to hear Counsel and the Petitioners further, in relation to the said Bill, To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock:

Causes put off.

And that the Cause wherein Theobald Butler is Appellant, and Dame Penelope Prondergast and others are Respondents, which stands appointed for that Day, be put off to Friday next; and the other Causes appointed on Cause-days be removed in Course.

Hill's Answer to Filkin's Appeal.

This Day the Answer of Roger Hill, and John Hill an Infant, by the said Roger Hill his Father and Guardian, to the Petition and Appeal of Richard Filkin Gentleman and others, was brought in.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Mercurii, vicesimum septimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 27o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Eboracen.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P. S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Portland.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Berks.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Deloraine.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Halifax.
Comes Cowper.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Castleton.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Trevor.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

German's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Philip Germain."

Timber and Fruit Trees, for preserving, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, (An Act to encourage the planting of Timber Trees, Fruit Trees, and other Trees, for Ornament, Shelter, or Profit, and for the better Preservation of the same; and for the preventing the burning of Woods); and for the better Preservation of the Fences of such Woods."

Inhabitants of Northwich, for River Weaver Bill:

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the ancient Markettown of Northwich, in the County of Chester, and Proprietors of Salt Works there, and Parts adjacent:

Mayor, and others, of Congleton, for it.

Also a Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Capital Burgesses, and other Inhabitants, of the ancient Borough and Corporation of Congleton, in the County of Chester; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester, may pass:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And severally ordered to lie on the Table.

Hollmans' Petition to be added to Nat. Bill.

A Petition of George Hollmans, praying to be added to the Bill now depending for naturalizing Philip Germain, was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table till the said Bill be committed.

St. Martin's Church, Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields, in the City of Westminster, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the beforementioned Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bolton.
D. Portland.
D. Manchester.
D. Chandos.
Marq. Annandale.
E. Bridgewater.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Berks.
E. Sunderland.
E. Litchfield.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Rochester.
E. Warrington.
E. Coventry.
E. Buchan.
E. Ilay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Halifax.
E. Cowper.
E. Stanhope.
V. Townshend.
V. Lonsdale.
V. Tadcaster.
V. Cobham.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. London.
L. B. Sarum.
L. B. Chester.
L. B. Glocester.
L. B. Lincoln.
L. B. Bangor.
L. B. Carlisle.
L. B. Peterborough.
L. B. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Teynham.
L. Bruce.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lucas.
L. Lumley.
L. Lempster.
L. Weston.
L. Haversham.
L. Gower.
L. Rosse.
L. Harcourt.
L. Boyle.
L. Hay.
L. Montjoy.
L. Trevor.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Carleton.
L. Romney.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Nightly Watch, Appointment of, Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the appointing of a Nightly Watch, and regulating the Beadles, in that Part of Great Britain called England."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Saturday Sevennight; and the Lords to be summoned.

Robbery, &c. for further preventing of, Bill:

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other Felonies; and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons."

Judges to attend.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday the Fifth Day of May next; and that the Judges have Copies thereof in the mean Time, and do then attend.

Use and Wear of Callicoes, to prohibit, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for hearing the Petitioners Witnesses and Counsel further, upon their several Petitions, as well against as for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade," being read:

The several Parties were called in.

And several Witnesses being examined, upon Oath, as to the Petitions of the Callico Printers and Quilters:

The Counsel for the Bill were directed to proceed.

And being heard accordingly; and withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will proceed to hear the Petitioners for the said Bill To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Jovis, vicesimum octavum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 28o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Georgius Princeps Wallæ.

Arch. Cantuar.
Arch. Eboracen.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norvic.
Epus. Cestrien.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Epus. Bristol.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kent, C. P.S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Roxburgh.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Warrington.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Godolphin.
Comes Rothes.
Comes Buchan.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Aylesford.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Lonsdale.
Viscount Tadcaster.
Viscount Castleton.
Viscount Cobham.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Harcourt.
Ds. Boyle.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bingley.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Newburgh.
Ds. Pawlet Bas.

PRAYERS.

St. Martin's Church, Bill.

The Lord Delawar reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields, in the City of Westminster, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish," was committed: "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Sir C. Warwick Bampfylde's Bill.

Hodic 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Sir Coplestone Warwick Bampfylde Baronet; and for settling another Estate, of greater Value, to the same Uses."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Dormer and Mr. Holford:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Dean and Chapter of Westminster, against Nightly Watch Bill.

A Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, in Westminster, was presented to the House, and read; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the appointing a Nightly Watch, and regulating the Beadles, in that Part of Great Britain called England," before any further Proceedings be had therein:

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, upon the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired.

Timber and Fruit Trees, for preserving Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in the First Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, (An Act to encourage the Planting of Timber Trees, Fruit Trees, and other Trees, for Ornament, Shelter, or Profit, and for the better Preservation of the same; and for the preventing the burning of Woods); and for the better Preservation of the Fences of such Woods."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next.

Mayor, and others, of Worcester, for Callico Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriff, and Town Clerk, of the City of Worcester, together with the Grand Jury, at their General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, holden for the said City, upon Monday the Five and Twentieth Day of April 1720, in Behalf of themselves and all the Woollen Manufactories of this Kingdom; praying, "That the Bill for preserving the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom may pass," was presented to the House, and read.

And ordered to lie on the Table.

Merchants of London, for River Weaver Bill.

A Petition of divers Merchants of the City of London, Dealers in Salt and Salt Rock, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester, may pass; and that Counsel for the Bill may be heard, if their Lordships think sit."

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may be heard, by their Counsel, at the Second Reading of the said Bill, as desired; subject to the Order formerly made, "That no more than Two Counsel of a Side be heard, either for or against the same."

Use and Wear or Callicoes, to prohibit, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for hearing Two of the Petitioners upon the several Petitions for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade," being read:

The several Parties, as well for as against the said Bill, were called in.

And Two of the Petitioners were heard accordingly.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will proceed to hear the Petitioners Witnesses for the said Bill To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.

Mayor of Helstone, and others, against Turkey Company Bill.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Freemen, Merchants, and others, concerned in the Trade to Leghorne, Venice, and other Ports in Italy, living within the Borough of Helstone, in the County of Cornwall, was presented to the House, and read; praying, "That the Act of the Twelfth Year of King Charles the Second, for the encouraging and increasing of Shipping and Navigation, may not be altered by the Bill now depending, for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights, or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior; or that a Clause may be therein inserted, for leaving the Turkey Trade open to all His Majesty's Subjects."

It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom the said Bill stands committed.

Turkey Company Bill, concerning Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn.

The Order of the Day, for the House to be in a Committee again, to proceed further on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting the Importation of Raw Silk and Mohair Yarn, of the Product or Manufacture of Asia, from any Ports or Places in The Streights, or Levant Seas, except such Ports and Places as are within the Dominions of the Grand Seignior," being read:

It is Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee thereupon on Tuesday next, the First Business; and the Lords to be summoned.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Veneris, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Aprilis, hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 29o Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Chester.
Epus. Glocestr.
Epus. Lincoln.
Epus. Carliol.
Epus. Petriburg.
Ds. Parker, Cancellarius.
Dux Kingston, Præses.
Dux Kent, C.P.S.
Dux Greenwich, Senescallus.
Dux Newcastle, Camerarius.
Dux Grafton.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Montagu.
Dux Manchester.
Dux Chandos.
March. Annandale.
Comes Pembroke & Montgomery.
Comes Lincoln.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Northampton.
Comes Warwick & Holland.
Comes Westmorland.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Litchfield.
Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Sutherland.
Comes Loudoun.
Comes Ilay.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Coningesby.
Viscount Say & Seal.
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Hatton.
Viscount Castleton.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Teynham.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Lumley.
Ds. Ashburnham.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Gower.
Ds. Rosse.
Ds. Belhaven.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Montjoy.
Ds. Masham.
Ds. Foley.
Ds. Bathurst.
Ds. Carleton.
Ds. Onslow.
Ds. Romney.
Ds. Newburgh.

PRAYERS.

Message from H. C. with a Bill.

A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Samuel Lennard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of the Game;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Butler versus Prendergast & al.

Whereas this Day was appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein Theobald Butler is Appellant, and Dame Penelope Prendergast and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Monday next; and that the other Causes appointed on Cause days be removed in Course.

River Weaver navigable, Bill.

Whereas To-morrow was appointed, for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making the River Weaver navigable, from Winsford Bridge to Frodsham Bridge, in the County of Chester:"

It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Wednesday next; and that the several Petitioners, as well against as for the same, may be then heard, by their Counsel, as desired.

Inhabitants, &c. of Westm. against Nightly Watch Bill.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the City and Liberty of Westminster, on the Behalf of themselves and the rest of the Inhabitants there:

Also, a Petition of the Burgesses and their Assistants, within the City and Liberty of Westminster; praying to be heard, by their Counsel, against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing a Nightly Watch, and regulating the Beadles, in that Part of Great Britain called England:"

Were severally presented to the House, and read.

And the Petitioners were severally ordered to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, at the Second Reading thereof, as desired.

St. Martin's Church, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for re-building the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields, in the City of Westminster, at the Charge of the Inhabitants of the said Parish."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Hiccocks and Mr. Holford:

To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

C. Hollman takes the Oaths.

This Day George Hollman took the Oaths appointed, in order to his Naturalization.

Germain's Nat. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Philip Germain."

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Bill be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)

Ld. President.
L. Chamberlain.
D. Bolton.
D. Bucks.
D. Manchester.
M. Annandale.
E. Lincoln.
E. Bridgewater.
E. Warwick.
E. Westmorland.
E. Scarsdale.
E. Burlington.
E. Litchfield.
E. Yarmouth.
E. Berkeley.
E. Rochester.
E. Coventry.
E. Sutherland.
E. Ilay.
E. Ferrers.
E. Stanhope.
E. Coningesby.
V. Say & Seal.
V. Townshend.
V. Hatton.
V. Castleton.
L. Bp. London.
L. Bp. Sarum.
L. Bp. Chester.
L. Bp. Lincoln.
L. Bp. Carlisle.
L. Bp. Peterborough.
L. Bp. Bristol.
Ld. Delawar.
L. Bruce.
L. Byron.
L. Cornwallis.
L. Lumley.
L. Ashburnham.
L. Weston.
L. Gower.
L. Rosse.
L. Montjoy.
L. Masham.
L. Foley.
L. Bathurst.
L. Carleton.
L. Onslow.
L. Romney.
L. Newburgh.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Hollman's Petition referred to Committee.

Ordered, That the Petition of George Hollman, praying to be added to the aforesaid Bill, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords Committees abovenamed; and that the said Committee be empowered to admit the Petitioner into the said Bill, if they think fit.

Use and Wear of Callicoes, to prohibit, Bill.

The Order of the Day, for hearing the Petitioners Witnesses, upon the several Petitions for passing the Bill, intituled, "An Act for preserving and encouraging the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom; and for the more effectual employing the Poor, by prohibiting the Use and Wear of all printed, painted, stained, or dyed Callicoes and Linens (except as therein is excepted); and for restraining the Number of Apprentices to be taken in the Weaving Trade," being read:

The several Parties, as well for as against the said Bill, were called in.

And divers Witnesses were examined, upon Oath, touching the Decay of the Woollen and Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom.

And being withdrawn:

It is Ordered, That this House will proceed to hear Counsel, and the Petitioners Reply to what has been offered by Counsel, and the Petitioners for the said Bill, on Monday next.

Coles to enter into Recognizance for Tisdall.

The House being moved, "That Benjamin Coles Gentleman may be permitted to enter into Recognizance for James Tisdall Gentleman, on account of his Appeal depending in this House; the Appellant being in Ireland:"

It is Ordered, That the said Benjamin Coles may enter into Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Lunæ, secundum diem Maii jam proxim. sequent. hora undecima Auror. Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

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